Quantum Information Processing, Communication and Control 2

Quantum Information Processing, Communication and Control 2

QIPC^2 will take place from 25 to 29 November 2013 at the Pumula Beach Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal.


QIPCC II 2013 is the second edition of the South African conference devoted to quantum information science and technology.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the South African community of scientists working in the field, in order to stimulate collaborations and exchanges.

This years the conference will be coupled to a School.

General Information

Dates and Deadlines:

The conference will take place from 25 to 29 November 2013.


The conference will take place at the Pumula Beach Hotel.

Address: 67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)39 684 6717


Pumula Beach Hotel is situated a mere 100km (one hour drive) south of Durban, on Freeway (N2) except for the short stretch of (tarred) coastal road from Hibberdene to the hotel.

From Durban

Take the N2 South. Take the Hibberdene R102 exit. Turn left at the bottom of this ramp
Continue for about 6 km, passing through the town of Hibberdene on your left and a set of traffic lights.
After you cross over the Mzumbe River, take the Umzumbe/Fairview Mission turnoff, and follow thePumula Beach Hotel signs from there.

Read (and add) reviews about the Pumula Beach Hotel  on TripAdvisor.

Important Dates

Registration is now open.

Booking of accommodation is open.

Deadline for Registration Fees and Hotel Reservation: Friday, 18 October 2013.

Submission of Abstracts is open and will close on 1 October 2013.

Invited Keynote Speakers

Rubert Ursin (IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Rienk van Grondelle (VU Amsterdam)

Andreas Buchleitner (University of Freiburg)

Valentyn Prokhorenko (Department ofChemistry and Institute for Optical Sciences, University of Toronto)

Luis Orozco (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland)


The final programme of the conference can be found here.

The overview of the programme can be found here.

Conference Organization

Local organizers

The conference is organised by

  • Hermann Uys (CSIR)
  • Heinrich Schwoerer (Stellenbosch University)
  • Francesco Petruccione (University of KwaZulu-Natal)



In order to register (and apply for financial support) please fillout the registration form.

Booking of Accommodation

Please fill out the Hotel Reservation Form and forward it to:

Lliane Bratherton, Venues for Conferences in Africa, e-mail: lliane@venues.co.za, telephone: +27 (0)31 7640059.

The deadline for the reservation and the payment of the accommodation is Friday, 18 October 2013.

Submission of Abstracts

Submission of abstracts for invited and contributed talks is now open. In order to submit an abstract please visit the EasyChair QIPC2 2013 submission page. If you do not have an EasyChair account you can easily create one on the site.


First Announcement (24 June 2013)

Second Announcement (19 September 2013)

Conference photograph

The conference photos can be downloaded by the following links: version 1 and version 2.